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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
, and the speaker said this himself, he did not want to include savings from the farm bill as part of deficit reduction or sequester replacement even though they called for that in their budget. what they are saying is that do not want to take away some of those big agriculture subsidies as part of this effort. they would rather pick on middle income taxpayers. we believe when you are replacing a sequester, you need to do it in a way that calls for shared responsibility. finally, as the leader said, wo ay's after christmas -- days after christmas unemployment compensation for millions of americans runs out. one woman testified that she lost her job because of the sequester. she worked in a biotech company and because of the cutbacks in places like nih, she lost her job. she has been looking hard for a job and cannot find it. she has a stack of letters two feet high in terms of her job applications. these are hard-working people who have been working hard, lost their jobs, are still looking every day, and the final point i want to make about that is it is not only the right thing to do to help
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
, and that deficit can compound itself over time. and finally, rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for our democracy. ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or hire high-priced lobbyists and lawyers to tilt the playing field in their favor at everyone else's expense, and so people get the bad taste that the system is rigged. and that increases cynicism and polarization and it decreases the political participation that is a requisite part of our system of self-government. so this is an issue that we have to tackle head on. and if in fact the majority of americans agree that our number one priority is to restore opportunity and broad-based growth for all americans, the question is why has washington consistently failed to act? and i think a big reason is the myths that have developed around the issue of inequality. first, there is the myth that this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominantly minority poor. this isn't a broad-based problem, this is a black problem or hispanic problem or native american problem. it's true that the painful legacy of discrimina
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
and how do we fit this budget deficit issue. how do we deal with the debt ceiling and figuring out that common ground that is there? a lot of the work that we are is creating these partnerships, coming up with solutions, and creating the pressure from within. >> what has been the biggest surprise for you? has there been anything that is -- that has shocked you and that you were not prepared for? >> i had the opportunity to work for one of hawaii's great senators. i work for him between my two deployments to the middle east. our two senators from hawaii were great leaders, they set a good example. they taught me a lot about building relationships. building relationships that are based on respect and that would stand when the wind was blowing one way or another. of twore great examples best friends. they call each other brothers. they were talking about an issue on the house floor and after they were done, they went up and tried to fist bump each other and missed the first time. they got it on the second or third try. regardless of what happened, they were able to disagree and remain
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
flow deficit. we get 10,000 beneficiaries every day and the absence of general reform that allow people to get the care that they need and deserve and abby slover cost growth it will fall under its own financial weight. >> for the secretary to affirm, $500 billion that isn't really chump change in the big picture of health care costs. i am getting comments from constituents in the district who medicare advantage folks now their benefits are being reduced. they are losing access to their preferred physicians. this is under the current system now. my question is how much worse can this get for my seniors who opt out for medicare advantage? again if the strategy for controlling costs is a traditional one of just cutting the provider members and whether its doctors, hospitals, it will backfire. that approach without reform that gives you the prevention and coordination and the better care congress ends up having to put the money back in because you haven't solved the problem. to not put the money back and is tonight bullies i -- deny seniors care. >> to have access to dialysis and the like
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
point that out. host: yet the deficit is a problem. k stone.this from mar guest: i think tax expenditures is a big problem. there are tax revenues that we should be taking in which we are not because we are subsidizing a significant amount of what some have termed corporate welfare. billions of dollars to the oil and gas industry, they are making record profits. the tax expenditures are costing the american people in ways that are problematic. host: what would you cut the besides defense? guest: revenues that we have lost that would otherwise should take in. other than defense, there is waste and inefficiencies in a wide range of domestic spending programs. i am willing to take a look at almost everything. i think the demonization of social security and medicaid are inappropriate. they are not responsible for the deficit problem we have right now. ronald reagan in a debate with walter mondo and clear social security has nothing to do with the deficit. it was true then and it is true now. att in plano, texas. caller: thank you for taking my call. food stamps is not one of the
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special interests that are so often at odds are remarkably aligned when it comes time to recognize and fix this problem. business, labor, professional groups, local government, environmentalists, truckers, bicyclists all agree. the paralysis that surrounds questions of raising taxes does not necessarily need to apply in this case. ronald reagan, after all, was willing to sign into law a five cent gasoline tax increase 31 years ago when a nickel a gallon was real money. a user fee is in fact a different category from a general tax incr
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
. caller: good morning, america. in 2008, obama came in. a budget deficit. $9.6 trillion deficit. in, america hired democrat congress, senate, president. they stuffed obama down our throats without any consent from republicans. here we are $17 trillion in debt. benghazi, mexico. people whove the believesnd what obama -- shutting down businesses. these democrats have done enough. harry reid has not passed a budget in this country in six years. where is the outrage there? we have no budget. where's the outrage? we are a country with no budget. you run your household with no budget? they are stealing the money to go back to the campaigns, to a democrats. wake up and look at the democrats -- facts. this guy's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. cli
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
, loss of bladder continents, and the deficits of treatment are currently outweighing the benefits. so that test is no longer recommended. the numbers are pretty clear that the overdiagnosed of early breast cancer happens in many cases as well, and there are a number of things that are being undertaken to try to improve the situation clinically. from the point of view the national cancer institute, the thing we are trying to solve is the question of how we can take these early abnormalities and apply new kinds of tests to distinguish between those that are likely to evolve into life- threatening illnesses and those that are simply the nine -- benign abnormalities that would not cause serious symptoms or life-threatening situations had they not been detected. host: we're talking with leading researchers about their areas of expertise at the nih. dr. harold varmus is the director of the national cancer institutes. al is joining us from cambridge, ohio. caller: good morning. it is a pleasure to be able to talk to a doctor out here after working for 40 years at a good job but cannot seem t
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am EST
be especially we have a national deficit. spending money on pell grants is a big investment for our taxpayers. >> thank you and it highlights come as it highlights in her testimony, the importance of moving of the nation. >> i grew up in a single parent family and i understand because i have lived the importance of these degrees. the world has changed a lot in the last 40 years and i would say that the federal financial aid system is one of the greatest in the history of the federal government. when our one uncle was accessed and we have provided access to higher education for people in this country like i've never seen before. the challenge is that when these programs started 40 years ago, access was enough and if you look at the income potential of someone who had just a little time in college, your income could be higher. of course, today that has changed and if you don't graduate with a degree that adds value to society, your income will not be higher than many people are now moving from a system that provides access alone to one that can sense the success that we are making peoples peop
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
were to continue, would lead to greater federal deficit, which would eventually reduce the nation's output in income, slightly what would occur under current law. so i believe we should be focused on how we get folks back to work. that is where the house has been focused. unfortunately, after 140-some bills we passed over to the senate, they still await even consideration at all by that body. so with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman for his comment. we need to have the -- we don't have the time nor the inclination of going through the bills which the gentleman refers as jobs bills. of course we have an alternative and mr. van hollen will be talking about that in terms of jobs, investment, infrastructure, investment in education and growing jobs for our people. but the fact of the matter is, mr. speaker, there are 1.3 million people who can't find a job. to say that they will be disincentivized because we continue to give them some support so they can survive and their families can survive during the period of time that they're looking for a job, th
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